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live coverage from the 63rd annual national book awards here in new york city. this is one of the nominated books, "the boy kings of texas," mmr, domingo martinez is the other. mr. martinez joins us here on the red carpet. if you would, this is a story, this is your story. is that correct? >> is primarily my story but also the story of my family. i go back one generation more and discuss my grandmother's mythology and how she came over to america and how ultimately it was her coming cross from mexico into america that spawned this fantastic first-generation american story or goes the mr. martinez you were raised in brownsville texas, right on the border. what was brownsville like during her childhood? >> that then, i experience it is being racially polarized, kind of in a more economic sort of striations and the brownsville imail was very agriculturally based. my parents ran a trucking business and we were basically farm laborers and so it was a very conflicted experience, because we would go to school and pretend like we were wealthier than we were, and it was entirely dif
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